A delicate singer-songwriter with the soul of a rocker and a gentle rocker in a role of a singer-songwriter. A romantic, poet and melancholic in one package with songs about searching for what we’re all looking for. David Pomahač is heading for a solo career, which he will start in January 2020 with a new album through label Indies Scope.
David Pomahač founded the project Bez peří, spent nine years in legendary Czech group Houpací koně, and enjoyed the party of the supporting band for Xavier Baumaxa. The year 2010 gave rise to the urban folk duo Kieslowski. The intimate testimonies based on the sound of a guitar, piano, two vocals and David’s lyrics gained a large fan base and full concerts both at home and abroad. Kieslowski released three full albums, several EPs, and got nominated for the Czech music Apollo Award.
“Kieslowksi era is over but the songs will remain part of my concerts. I like them and they are part of my story. My new album will be intense, playful, entertaining, loud, I expect from myself to play the best shows with it. I keep trying to do things better, perhaps even differently and more intensively than before,” adds David.
In addition to the upcoming solo album, which shall be released under the wings of the Indies Scope label in January 30 at Café V lese in Prague, David also continues his cooperation with Martin “Bonus” Tvrdý on the project Tvrdý/Pomahač. He is also an initiator of the concert series Slow sessions.
With their original, hot mix of alternative rock, electronica, psychedelic and country the NYLON JAIL were shining supernova of Czech music scene between 2012-2014 and like supernova with explosion disappeared in 2015. Luckily the core of the band has survived. The guitar player and author of music and lyrics Roman Vičík and the singer Jiřin Jirák started a new era of their production with recording and releasing of singles/videos from summer 2017 to spring 2018 and on 2 december 2018 they came back with a new album Irreversible Changes.
“In our music we want to bring tradition face to face with unconventional advances and to relate seemingly incompatible.”
The new tracks were whiped up in co-operation with Petr Mlynář and Ondřej Ježek at Jámor Studio, the same production team who was working on their debut album My Heart Soars Like A Hawk (2013). For this album the Nylon Jail were nominated for Anděl Award, gained Vinyla Award + were nominated for Žebřík Award thanks to their vital live shows.
PIPES AND PINTS are punk-rock-folk band established in Prague in 2006. The band’s trade marks are Highland bagpipes and punk sound and attitude. Since their beginning these guys don’t hesitate to hit the road with a passion which has gained them a reputation of true believers who give it all.
In 2009 in cooperation with Wolverine Records and Unrepentant Records the band released their debut album “Until We Die” followed by 2010 European tour which included 110 club and festival shows, some of them as a support for Los Locos. The album was positively reviewed by media and radios not only in Europe but also in Japan, North and South America and Australia. The band was featured in foreign music charts, for example in American Top Ten Shite‘n‘Onions or Germany’s Celtic-Rock.de.
The 2011-2012 tour took the band around Europe but also to England and Russia, playing festivals like Rebellion (UK), Force Attack (DE), Open’er (PL), Mighty Sounds (CZ), Punk Holidays (SLO), Resist to Exist (DE), Rock For People (CZ) and others.
Their second album “Lost and Found” was produced by Darian Rundall (Pennywise, Suicidal Tendencies, US Bombs etc.) and released on November 2011 by Sony Music/Century Media/People Like You Records. The album reached Anděl Award in the Czech Republic and got lot of positive reactions from critics and media in the Czech Republic and Europe. Fans supported the album and sold out concerts during the winter tour. The icing on the cake was the invitation to CEETEP festival exchange program, resulting shows at festivals like B’estfest (RO), Les Feux de Lete (FR), Rock’n’stock (FR), Eier mit Speck (DE) plus another European and Russian tours in 2012 – 2014.
The band was going better and better but due to personal reasons after 2016 summer season had decided to take an indefinite break during which both guitar player and singer left. The rest of the group really missed playing live concerts and in a short time they found a new singer and guitar player. The new formation immediatelly fulfiled their calendar of concerts and summer festivals for 2018 and beginning of 2019. Release of a new album is scheduled to May 2019, to be recorded in Red Bull Studios Berlin. The new era of Pipes and Pints has just begun.
A broad take on jazz, a fascination with rhythmic sequences, and abstract vocals: Zabelov Group is the musical dialogue between Roman Zabelov, accordionist from Belarus, and Jan Šikl, Czech drumer and multi-instrumentalist. Their original acoustic puritanism gradually transformed into complex cinematic music accompanied by samples and acoustic instruments enhanced by electronics. Zabelov Group’s musical endeavour is permeated by the effort to maintain live contact with the instrument but provide the entire spectrum of club sounds while performing as a duo. They released a must-hear album titled “Eg” on Minority Records in October 2018.
Since the album release the band performed at several important festivals like Colours of Ostrava, Eurosonic Norderslag Groningen, MENT Ljubljana, Spring Break Poznan, Live Rock Toscana, JazzFest Brno, Space X Prague etc. and received very good reviews from international media.
Their unique interpretations fused ambient textures, freeform jazz, cinematic dance and even post rock into just under forty-five minutes, and for the most part was a revelation. Zabelov’s pained facial expressions throughout coupled with Sikl’s rhythmic accompaniments bore all the hallmarks of two craftsmen deep in concentration, fully focused on the task at hand. Gigwise.com
Unexpected, intrinsic music. Blending together sparse electronics with jazz flourishes, this duo manage to be both complex and effortless all at once. DIY magazine
It takes a little while to wrap your head around the quirks and offshoots embedded within Zabelov and Šikl’s music, but once it clicks you’ll have a hard time ignoring it. Allthingsloud.com
It is jazz, and it is not jazz. It is modernism, but full of tradition at the same time. It is a semi-improvised, complex musical structure thats swirls with a perfectionistic care about every sound and every detail. Beehy.pe
A bright flash on the alternative music scene. Reflex magazine
The potential of the sound possibilities and the interplay of the all-electronic modulated sound of accordion and percussion, functionally complemented by a host of other instrumental and vocal tracks and samples, is tightened to its full shape. This music defies the description. All the more colorful are the feelings it evokes. UNI cultural magazine
Tomáš Liška´s “Invisible World“ is a truly unique venture within the landscape of contemporary Czech music. The project´s own musical compositions combine elements of Jazz, chamber music and World Music from the Mediterranean and South-Eastern regions of the European continent. Their approach is not based on individual exhibitions, but rather on a philosophy where music is a clear and crystalline medium which irradiates a rich palette of emotional hues. These are inspired by strong melodies which are adorned by a subtle and seemingly effortless lacework of improvisation.
Invisible World performed on World & Jazz Festivals and venues across Europe, Africa, Scotland, United Kingdom and Japan. In 2017 was awarded the Audience Award on the international music conference Ostrava Music Crossroads and recieved the invitation on Ritmo Festival in Budapest. In 2018 got nomination on Czech “Grammy” award Ceny Andel in category Jazz & Blues.
Efe Turumtay (violin) was born in Istanbul, Nikola Zarić (accordion) in Serbia and Kamil Slezák (drums) in Moravia. Tomáš Liška (upright bass) met all three in the course of his musical journeys around the world, while tirelessly searching for fascinating interactions between instruments and cultures which would enthrall both him and his audiences.
“A sophisticated blend of New and Old World influences, including Turkish violin, Balkan accordion and a pinch of tango nuevo. The result leaves as much space for listeners as for the musicians. A great opportunity for music adventurers.”
(Petr Dorůžka, world music journalist & explorer)
“Eastern European flavours with a Parisian jazz air.” 4*/5
(Tom Newell, Songlines, December 2017)
With their original, hot mix of alternative rock, psychedelic, electronica and country the Nylon Jail were shining supernova of Czech music scene between 2012-2014 and like supernova with explosion disappeared in 2015. Luckily for all of us the core of the band has survived and now is back with new videos which announce a new album in the spring 2018 + beginning of live concert activity.
We are proud Nylon Jail to be a new member of our artist family and open booking for 2018.
“Postfolklor” the debut album of Moravian cimbalom trio PONK has received great review and 4* of 5 from the Songlines magazine. Let’s go for more![/trim]
Ecouter un documentaire français sur le groupe gitan Terne Čhave sur Radio Tchèque.
TERNE ČHAVE are considered as probably the oldest working and definitely one of the most famous Roma (Gypsy) bands in the Czech Republic. The band is renowned for their distinctive and personal sound blending Central European traditional gypsy music with rock, ska, klezmer, funk, blues and other influences. Many years ago these musicians have stood on their own feet and crossed borders of Roma ghetto. Bringing their gadjo friends as musicians among themselves they set out into the big world. Touring Europe from Czech Republic and Slovakia via Hungary, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Benelux, England to Scotland, wherever they go people are dancing.
Today Terne Čhave are band without ethnic or genre limits but their gypsy roots give them a solid base for musical trips to destinations too distant for many others. The band doesn’t fuss about style too much and you will have no time to think about it too because much of their songs are played with devil’s tempo. But in case you wouldn’t sleep this off we can reveal that this is the real gypsy rock’n’roll or … It’s only Rom’n’Roll!!!
It’s our big pleasure and honout to annouce the Czech band PONK has been selected for WOMEX 2016 official showcase. Ponk will be the first band ever to sing in Czech language at WOMEX.
Ponk’s sound is made by cimbalom, violin and double bass and the songs they play are traditional Moravian murder ballads played with totaly new attitude and arrangements. If you will be at the Womex this year don’t miss their show with brilliant new video screening:
WOMEX 2016 Santiago de Compostela
SATURDAY 22 October, 14:15,
Daycase stage, Level 3, Cidadede Cultura,
You are welcome to meet us anytime at the Czech booth 2.19.[/trim]